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Capt Eleazer Bales Doane
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1840
Morgan County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1886
Siloam Springs
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

...E.B. Doane's family had strong Quakers ties. His parents, Robert and Rachel Doane, along with his maternal grandparents David and Ruth Doane, had migrated to southeastern Iowa near the Salem Monthly Meeting place. Though the Quakers were firm believers in plain talk, plain clothing, and separation from worldly peoples, E.B. and his brother, Ithamar did not request membership in Salem Meeting. The brothers did not share the Quakers pacifist view on the war against slavery (though the Quakers were very much against slavery). Around the time of the Civil War slavery was the topic that caused much tension in the Quakers and it's members. Apparently Salem, Iowa, was fast becoming an Abolitionist activist community with the Underground Railroad (smuggling escaped slaves out of Missouri). The Quakers had a branch that was called The Anti-Slavery Friends, showing how the discussion of slavery affected the Quakers around that time era. Information from: Doane Family, Vol 1 2; Quakers of Iowa, Louis Thomas Jones (Iowa City, 1914); E.B. Doane, William Urban, Prof of Hisory at Monmouth College, IL (1968) Also a search for "Lewelling Quaker Museum, Salem, Iowa" (added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982) will show more information on the Underground Railroad.
...E.B. Doane enlisted in Company K, Iowa 19th Infantry Regiment on August 22, 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on August 2, 1863. Mustered out on September 1, 1863 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Commissioned an officer in Company E, Iowa 8th Cavalry Regiment on September 1, 1863. Promoted to Full Captain on April 5, 1864. Captured on July 30, 1864 by Confederate soldiers and sent, along with the officers, to Charleston. He attempted escape but was assigned to 50 days hard labor in Charleston. On October 22, 1864 he was transferred to Columbia, South Carolina. There he contracted scurvy but continued trying to escape. Though his health was poor he succeeded in escaping on February 14, 1865. He reported for command, but was given thirty days leave which he used it to travel to Iowa and marry Amelia Cahill on April 27, 1865, in Primrose, Iowa. Captain Doane left for Georgia the first part of June, 1865. While he was traveling to rejoin his company, his comrades were securing his release for an honorable discharge due to his physical disability. He was mustered out on July 15, 1865.
...Captain Doane returned to civilian life in Iowa to teach though as his health deteriorated he turned to farming in hopes that the physical lifestyle would strengthen him. Farming suited him though profits were low around 1873 causing some Iowa farmers to take up the move west to homestead. E.B. Doane, along with some of his comrades and neighbors, migrated by covered wagons to Osborne County, Kansas. E.B. Doane built a log cabin in Delhi Township and his family grew to ten children: Frank, Eva, Robert, John, Elizabeth, Walter, Victor, Ray, Ira, Otis. E.B. Doane prospered and built a bigger home and saved his money for improvements. As his health continued to decline he still was looking for ways to improve his holdings. His doctor advised him to go to Siloam Springs, Arkansas for the healing mineral waters. He decided to try that and also bring back a herd of (mostly) horses when he died suddenly on October 5, 1886 at the age of 46 in Arkansas.

Eleazer Bales Doane lineage from Deacon Doane:
#1 Deacon John Doane
#2 Daniel Doane
#3 Daniel Doane Jr
#4 Joseph Doane
#5 John Doane
John's two sons (#6a & #6b) share the linage down:

#6a Jesse Doane
#7a Robert Doane

#6b Jonathan Doane
#7b David Doane
#8b Rachel Doane
Rachel married #7a Robert Doane, her 1st cousin once removed. They were the parents of E.B. Doane.
.....................Bio updated 3 Mar 2011, AHS 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Doan (1813 - 1889)
  Rachel Doan (1821 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Amelia Cahill Doane (1844 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Ithamer Doane (1866 - 1939)*
  Eva Jane Doane Stark (1868 - 1931)*
  Robert Boyd Doane (1871 - 1936)*
  John Doane (1873 - 1945)*
  Elizabeth Amelia Doane Prather (1875 - 1949)*
  Walter Scott Doane (1877 - 1945)*
  Victor Ray Doane (1879 - 1944)*
  Ray Gue Doane (1880 - 1922)*
  Ira Bales Doane (1882 - 1940)*
  Otis Eleazer Doane (1884 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eleazer Bales Doane (1840 - 1886)
  Ithamar Doane (1841 - 1864)*
  Jesse Minis Doane (1843 - 1845)*
  Asenith Malicy Doane (1845 - 1846)*
  David Tunis Doane (1847 - 1929)*
  Mary Amis Doan Meddaugh (1849 - 1935)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Doane (1851 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Delhi Cemetery
Osborne County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Audrey Staples
Originally Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34327037
Capt Eleazer Bales Doane
Added by: Audrey Staples
 
Capt Eleazer Bales Doane
Added by: Audrey Staples
 
Capt Eleazer Bales Doane
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- William Croghan
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014

- Becky Doan
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Union Soldier, Capt. Co. E, 8th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.
- Audrey Staples
 Added: Sep. 13, 2013
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